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Police Ignore the Right to Picket

 

On May 28, 1937, an orderly column numbering between 700 and 1000 people marched on Republic Steel’s South Chicago Works. The march was led by a woman, a bicyclist, and a man named "Dominic Esposito," who was carrying an American flag....

 

 

Companies Spend Obscene Amounts to Defeat Steelworkers

 

In May 1937, the steel companies moved quickly to prepare for a looming strike. Youngstown Sheet & Tube contemplated spending “several million dollars” to defeat the union (one million in 1937 dollars would be ne...

Republic Steel Rebuffs Union

 

On May 11, 1937, at a meeting between company and union representatives, Republic Steel again refused to sign a contract with the steelworkers; tensios on both sides continued to rise.

 

 

As Possibility of Strike Looms, Steel Companies Prepare for War

 

By May 5, 1937, with a steel strike looming, the sheriff of Mahoning County, Ohio (where Youngstown is located) had sworn in 214 deputies. Fifty-seven were on Republic Steel’s payroll and 114 on Sheet &...